Jakob Builds and Best IVs | Fire Emblem Heroes

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This is a ranking page for the hero Jakob - Devoted Servant from the game Fire Emblem Heroes (FEH). Read on to learn the best IVs (Individual Values), best builds (Inherit Skill), weapon refinement, stats at Lv 40, and more for Jakob.

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Jakob Rating and Basic Information

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Overall Rating 7.5/10
Reroll Ranking (excluding Inherit Skill) Unranked
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Ranking (including Inherit Skill) C
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Jakob - Devoted Servant: Basic Information

Color / Weapon Type / Move Type
Rarity
What Kind of Character Are They? ・Lowers a foe's Def/Res after combat
・Can raise his allies' Res
・Stats do not particularly stand out

Jakob Skills at 5★

Skill Name Might Range Effect
14 2 If unit initiates combat, inflicts Atk/Spd/Def/Res-4 on foe during combat.
Effect:【Dagger 7】
【Dagger 7】
After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res-7 on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.
1 Grants Res+4 to an adjacent ally until the end of turn.
-
Grants Def + 3.
-
At the start of every second turn, restores 10 HP.

Jakob Best IVs and Stats at Lv. 40

Stats

Stats at Lv 40

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★- Adjusted for Skills 39 39 31 28 24 161
5★ Lv.40 39 29 31 25 24 148
4★ Lv.40 36 27 29 23 22 137
3★ Lv.40 35 25 27 22 21 130

Base Stats (with Skills)

HP Atk Spd Def Res Total
5★ Lv.1 17 17 9 6 5 54
4★ Lv.1 16 14 9 5 4 48
3★ Lv.1 16 11 8 5 4 44

Recommended IVs

Stat Superboon/Superbane IV Recommendation
HP (17) HP Superbane ★★☆☆☆
Atk (17) Attack Bane ★★★★☆
Spd (9) Spd Bane ★★★★★
Def (6) Def Boon ★★★☆☆
Res (5) Res Boon ★★☆☆☆

◯ = Stat gains +4 with a superboon, ✕= Stat goes down by -4 with a superbane, - = No assets or flaws

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+Spd and -HP

Jakob's best IVs are +Spd and -HP. With a boon in Spd, Jakob will have an easier time gaining follow-up attacks on slower foes, and allow him to resist follow-up attacks from most foes. Although an HP bane means -4 to the stat, it is still preferable to making one of his other stats any lower.

+Spd for a +10 Merge

If you are building a +10 merged Jakob, we recommend +Spd. With +Spd and 10 merges, Jakob's Spd will reach 38, making him much more adept at gaining follow-up attacks. However, if you want to increase the overall power of each attack, +Atk is a good option as well.

Stat Comparison of Similar Heroes

Hero
HP
Atk
Spd
Def
Res
Total
39 31 36 24 34 164
44 31 39 22 26 162
45 30 37 26 23 161
39 36 33 22 21 151
39 31 38 24 19 151
Jakob Icon Jakob
39 29 31 25 24 148
42 29 36 22 19 148
31 35 32 22 28 148

Note: Stats bonuses from skills are not taken into account.

Jakob Best Builds

Carrot JakobHOT

Assist Skill IconDraw Back
Special Skill IconMoonbow

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Savage Strike Jakob

Special Skill IconMiracle

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Source Hero

Skill Hero
Jakob - Devoted Servant Icon Jakob - Devoted Servant (5★)

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Refined Debuff Support JakobHOT

Assist Skill IconDraw Back
Special Skill IconMoonbow
+
Spd
-
HP

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Jakob Best Weapon Refine

Effect of Jakob's Refined Weapon

Exclusive Weapon Effect from Refining (Special Effect Type)
SP: 400
Might: 14 Range: 2 HP:
If unit initiates combat, inflicts Atk/Spd/Def/Res-4 on foe during combat.
Effect:【Dagger 7】
【Dagger 7】
After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res-7 on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.
If unit is within 3 spaces of an ally who has HP < 100%, grants Atk/Spd/Def/Res+4 to unit during combat.
Arena Medal:500 Divine Dew:200

We recommend the Special Effect Refine for Jakob's Tray

If you want to refine Jakob's exclusive weapon Jakob's Tray, we recommend the Special Effect Upgrade. Doing so gives Jakob a +4 buff to all stats when he is within 3 spaces of an ally who has taken damage. This effect is super easy to trigger, and allows Jakob to both cast debuffs and have a stronger role in the attack phase.

Weapon Refinery Tier List

Jakob Roles, Strengths, and Weaknesses

Jakob Roles

Jakob - Devoted Servant Roles
Close Physical AttackClose-Physical Ranged Physical Attack ImageRanged-Physical Close Magic AttackClose-Magic Ranged MagicRanged-Magic
Physical Wall ImagePhysical Wall Magic WallMagic Wall Effective ImageEffective Weapon Movement Assist ImageMovement Assist
No All Range Counterattack ImageAll-Range Counterattack Recovery ImageRecovery No Refresher ImageRefresher Assist Not Legendary ImageLegendary/Mythic

Jakob is a ranged physical attacker (range = 2). Therefore, when not accounting for the Weapon Triangle, the amount of damage he deals will be equivalent to his Atk minus the foe's Def stat. Aditionally, he has various skills that can cast penalties on foes and bonuses on his allies.

Jakob Strengths

Exclusive weapon casts debuffs during combat

Jakob's exclusive wepaon Jakob's Tray will inflict -4 to all of an opponents stats during combat. This will help assist Jakob's rather low stats and allow him to inflict damage on the foe, as well as spread debuffs to all nearby foes.

Automatic HP regeneration

Jakob's B Skill Renewal 3 will will let him recover 10 HP at the start of every second turn. Since he can regain lost HP even without a healer on the team, taking a little damage does not stop him completely.

Jakob Weaknesses

Unimpressive stat spread

Jakob's stats are all pretty run-of-the-mill, or even less than average. None of his stats really stand out, and since he does not have triangle advantage on any foes, he can be difficult to really use efficiently. Additionally, he struggles to solo his enemies, so he is best used as a support unit to weaken foes.

Jakob Team and Counters

Teammates for Jakob

Sword Reinhardt Icon Sword Reinhardt Keaton Icon Keaton Elincia Icon Elincia Altina Icon Altina
Reinhardt Icon Reinhardt Cordelia Icon Cordelia Cherche Icon Cherche Legendary Leif Icon Legendary Leif

Heroes with Brave Weapons

Jakob's weapon skill will allow him to inflict Def/Res-7 on his foes after combat. An ally with a brave skill can easily rush in to attack the weakened foe for a guaranteed +14 damage and possibly finish them off for good.

Jakob Counters

Sophia Icon Sophia Sothis Icon Sothis Lyon Icon Lyon Robin (M) Icon Robin (M)
Legendary Tiki (Young) Icon Legendary Tiki (Young) Cecilia Icon Cecilia Nagi Icon Nagi Fallen Tiki (Young) Icon Fallen Tiki (Young)

Units with Raven Tomes

Jakob is a colorless unit, so a foe with a Raven Tome will have Triangle Advantage over him in combat. Nagi will have both Triangle Advantage and distant counter, so definitely do not attack her.

Strong units with Distant Counter

Jakob also struggles against foes that have Distant Counter. If he attacks tanky foes like the Tikis, the chance of him surviving that battle is pretty slim, so even if the intention was just to debuff them, we recommend keeping away.

Should you Unlock Potential for Jakob?

Should You Unlock Potential for this Hero? C Rank Icon

We Do Not Recommend Unlocking Potential for Jakob - Devoted Servant!

We cannot recommend you to Unlock Potential to make Jakob - Devoted Servant a 5 Star Hero. Jakob - Devoted Servant is difficult to make use of except under specific conditions. Unless Jakob - Devoted Servant is a favorite character of yours or you have excess Hero Feathers to spare, we recommend you pass on Unlocking their Potential.

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Jakob - List of Skills

Weapons

Skill Name Might Range Effect Learned At
3 2 After combat, inflicts Def/Res -3 on foe through its next action. 3★
5 2 After combat, inflicts Def/Res -3 on foe through its next action. 3★
7 2 After combat, inflicts Def/Res -5 on foe through its next action. 3★
10 2 After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res -7 on foe through its next action. 5★
14 2 If unit initiates combat, inflicts Atk/Spd/Def/Res-4 on foe during combat.
Effect:【Dagger 7】
【Dagger 7】
After combat, if unit attacked, inflicts Def/Res-7 on target and foes within 2 spaces of target through their next actions.
5★

Assists

Skill Name Range Effect Learned At
1 Grants Res+4 to an adjacent ally until the end of turn. 3★

Specials

This Hero has no Special skills that can be learned.

Passives

Skill Name Effect Learned At
Grants Def + 1. 3★
Grants Def + 2. 3★
Grants Def + 3. 4★
At the start of every fourth turn, restores 10 HP. 3★
At the start of every third turn, restores 10 HP. 4★
At the start of every second turn, restores 10 HP. 5★

Jakob as a Source Hero

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Value of Skills ★☆☆☆☆

Build Him or Send Him Home!

You can inherit the skill Defense +3 from Jakob, but you can also get it from 4 Star Stahl or Corrin (M), and it really is not that great of a skill to begin with. Renewal 3 cannot even be learned until Jakob reaches 5 stars, so for the most part, he is not all that good for inherit skill. If you do not want to build and use him, we recommend sending him home for feathers.

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    How to Get Jakob

    Obtain Through Regular Summon

    Jakob is a Hero who can be pulled from any summon.

    Note: Not currently a featured hero in any Summon events.

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    Voice Actor and Illustrator Information

    Voice Actor
    (English)
    Ben Diskin
    Illustrator Fujisaka Kimihiko (藤坂公彦)
    Appears In

    Illustration

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    Quotes: Special Triggered

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    Time to take out the trash.
    You are excused.
    I could do no less.
    I’ll show you the door!

    Quotes: Castle

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    I must say, Summoner, that there’s something about you...that I can’t quite put my finger on.
    I serve a master elsewhere, and yet I find that I’m thoroughly compelled to serve you.
    I’ve dedicated my life to serving my liege, Corrin. Though a butler, I am treated almost like family.
    It seems that you’re too important to deal with these pesky patrols. Couldn’t someone else do it?
    I’m forever trying to master the art of making tea, and I’m often in desperate need of a taster.
    If your taste is anywhere near as refined as my master Corrin’s, you’d be of great help to me!
    This kingdom makes such exquisite teakettles. Prince Alfonse lent me one. I owe him thanks for such a kindness.

    Lv 40 Dialogue

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    Oh. Did you need something? You’ve brought me tea? I’m not thirsty at the moment…
    But I shall drink it nonetheless. I wouldn’t want to waste tea.
    It’s a bit cold. And too bitter. I would never have served it. But... I sense the effort that went into it.
    Regardless of skill, there is flavor in devotion, a taste in affection. You thought of me in making this.
    Next time, I shall make the tea for you, and it will taste better than anything you have ever known.

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        Yes. You can buy the FEH pass again later, even if you cancel the subscription. If you cancel it, you will lose the features like Auto-Start and Re-Do Previous Turn, but you will keep Resplendent units/outfits.

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